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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 58°F (14°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.37
Course Score: 99.37

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: 3,754 Finishers
2014: 3,967 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 17.2%
2014: 16.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Toronto Waterfront Marathon course is mostly flat and fast and the typical race day weather is close to ideal for marathon running. The race presents very good opportunities for PRs and BQs.

Marathon Rankings

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was the 2nd largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 2nd largest in 2014.

Last year 17.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon the 12th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 16th highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 99.37 ranks it as the 9th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 4th fastest course in Ontario.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon a PR Score of 99.37. This PR Score ranks it as the 9th fastest marathon in Canada and the 4th fastest in Ontario.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 379 feet (115m)
Min Elevation: 245 feet (74m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2014 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great race through many diverse neighbourhoods. Very well organized and run. Just received IAAF gold standard - only 4th such race in North America, along with Boston, Chicago and New York.

Race Tips

There are several sections of the course that run roads with streetcar tracks that runners must watch carefully for.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3:20:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.